A Helpful Tool To Evaluate Your Intermediary

Law360, New York (July 11, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT) -- In American Way Cellular Inc. v. Travelers Property Casualty Company, No. B234188 (May 30, 2013), the California Court of Appeal addressed a pedestrian but important issue that arises frequently in commercial insurance coverage disputes. That is, the court addressed the role of insurance brokers when placing a risk and who should bear responsibility for the acts or omissions of a broker.

Upholding the lower court’s order granting summary judgment, the court made clear that when an intermediary is a broker, he is acting as the agent...
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